21 Oct 2021, 21:15

37 accused of Pirganj violence case put on three-day remand

   RANGPUR, Oct 21, 2021 (BSS) - Thirty-seven accused arsonists among 55
arrested people in the Pirganj arson attacks, lootings and violence against
the Hindu people in Pirganj were taken on three-day police remand today in

   Investigating Officer (IO) and Officer-in-Charge (OC-Investigation) of
Pirganj Thana Mahbub Rahman produced a seven-day remand plea before a court
today against 38 accused persons in the arson attack, looting properties and
vandalism case.

   After hearing the plea, judge of the Pirganj Cognizance Court of Senior
Judicial Magistrate Md Fazle Elahi granted remand for three days for each of
37 accused persons.

   The other accused was sent to a juvenile court as he was a child.

   Talking to reporters, General Register Officer (GRO) of the court Shahidur
Rahman confirmed the matter of granting the three-day remand for 37 accused
persons in the arson attack, lootings and vandalism and violence case of
Pirganj Thana.

   The 37 accused people were taken to the court around 3:30 pm today.   

   Meanwhile, two youths Ujjal Hasan, 21, and Al Amin, 22, were arrested from
Dinajpur on Wednesday on charges of inciting communal hatred against the
Hindu community of village Majhipara based on the provocative posting on

   Police filed another case against the two under the Digital Security Act

   Arrested Ujjal Hasan is a resident of Bara Mazidpur near Baro Karimpur
area of Majhipara village in Pirganj upazila. Al Amin hails from Kishoregari
village of Pirganj upazila.

   Apart from the Digital Security Act 2018 case, they are also accused in
the attacks, vandalism and looting and arson case.

   Another accused in another Digital Security Act 2018 case is Paritosh
Sarkar (19), of village Majhipara in Pirganj upazila of Rangpur.

   He was arrested from Joypurhat district last Monday night. He is currently
in jail hajat.

   Earlier, Paritosh Sarkar gave confessional statement before a court under
section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure on Tuesday evening over his
involvement in making provocative post hurting sentiment of Islam on

   It may be mentioned that on the night of October 17 last, hundreds of
miscreants attacked, vandalized and set fire to the houses of the Hindu
community in Majhipara village of Pirganj upazila following the provocative
post on Facebook.

   In all, at least 68 houses in the village were attacked, burnt, vandalized
and looted.

   Officer-in-Charge of Pirganj Thana Saresh Chandra said a total of 55
people have been arrested so far in three cases filed by the police.

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